The neurobiology of anxiety in children and adolescents

Thomas K. Cummins*, Philip T. Ninan

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There have been a number of advances in the understanding of the neurobiology of anxiety disorders in recent years. Most of these advances have involved the study of adults, but advances have also been made in the understanding of pathologic anxiety in children. This article reviews the anatomy of normal fear and pathologic anxiety. In addition, developmental and temperamental predisposition to anxiety is also reviewed. Finally, the neurobiology of specifi'c anxiety disorders is reviewed including data from the study of children and adults.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)114-128
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Review of Psychiatry
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 24 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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